General Information

GESI is dedicated to teaching and research in the field of globalization and Europeanization. It works at the intersection of several disciplines and aims at an analytical interpretation of globalization processes.



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Study offer

The Global and European Studies Institute offers four interdisciplinary and international Master's programs. Our study programs are characterized by consistent multi-perspectivity and close links to current research. They combine knowledge and methods from a wide range of classical disciplines.

Dr. Gilad Ben-Nun, Lecturer and Senior Researcher at GESI

In Global Studies, the challenge is to look at a global problem, then dive down from 50.000 feet to a case study, and then go back to achieve a meaningful conclusion that helps to understand that global condition.

Dr. Gilad Ben-Nun, Lecturer and Senior Researcher at GESI

MA Programme

European Master in Global Studies

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Global Studies: Peace and Security in Africa

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MA in European Studies

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Global Studies and Economic History (Double Degree)

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Study organisation and Services

Bei unseren Workshops und Veranstaltungen organisieren wir auf Wunsch eine kostenfreie Kinderbetreuung vor Ort durch geschulte Betreuungspersonen. Foto: Christian Hüller

Support for students

Everyday study life can sometimes be stressful, and many things need to be thought of. Here we want to help you organize your studies optimally.

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Global and European Studies Institute

Emil-Fuchs-Straße 1
04105 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 30230
Fax: 9605261